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Police catch suspect in wreck that killed Bragg soldier

Posted June 15, 2011 9:12 a.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police have caught a man wanted in connection with an April wreck that killed a Fort Bragg soldier.

Leonard McMurray, 31, was arrested Saturday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the April 23 wreck that killed Staff Sgt. Carson Morris, 35.

McMurray also faces charges of felony hit-and-run, failure to yield right of way and driving with a revoked license. He was given a $35,500 secured bond.

Police identified McMurray as a suspect five days after the wreck and had been seeking him since then.

Morris was driving a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle north on 71st School Road when the driver of a southbound vehicle tried to turn left onto Old Bunce Road in front of Morris, police said. He died at the scene.

He served with the 7th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg.